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Through Many Lenses: How are Countries Depicted by the Media?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you plan to utilize the ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11" in your classroom, consider incorporating media literacy and research skills. After (or while) learners view the series, they discuss ways information can differ from source...
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Timelines, Webs, and Birthday Cakes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students access the Library of Congress and research historical events that occurred on their birthday. For this historical chronology lesson, students create a poster of one event. Students review posters and make connections to...
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Library of Congress Pathways: Thomas Jefferson Lesson Module

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Thomas Jefferson was a founding father, author, president, and so much more. An informative lesson explores the life of Thomas Jefferson from the writing of the Declaration of Independence to his presidency. Young scholars complete...
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Power of the Image -- Descriptive Writing and Images of Children and the Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create a journal from the viewpoint of a child during the Great Depression. They view primary source images of children during the Great Depression. The images used are both photographs and cartoons. After viewing these...
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A Selection of Stories from The Æsop for Children

For Students K - 8th Standards
Read and incorporate a variety of Aesop's Fables into a fable genre study with an eBook produced by the Library of Congress. The interactive eBook contains 146 fables written by Aesop and includes colorful interactive illustrations by...
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Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore personal, local, state, and national history. In this historiography lesson, students search the Library of Congress digital collections for primary sources regarding their family histories framed in local, state, and...
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The Library of Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the works of artists, writers, philosophers, and scientists celebrated in the Library of Congress
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Sort It Out - Civil War, People, Places, and Events

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine community support during the Civil War. In this American Civil War lesson plan, 6th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine the impact of the war. Links are provided to Library of Congress...
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Famous Americans, Events, and Places Matching Game

For Teachers K
Students review American historical figures. In this historical perspectives lesson, students play a game that requires them to recall famous Americans and events that utilizes primary sources available from the Library of...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners research the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, students analyze primary sources to develop an understanding of life in the American south during the depression era as they read Harper Lee's To Kill a...
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The Primary Source

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore primary and secondary sources. In this historical research lesson, students use the internet to find sources of information . Students describe what information they gained from the document or program.
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Abraham Lincoln and Grace Bedell-Letter writing

For Teachers 2nd
After listening to the book, Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, second graders read the famous letter sent by a young girl to President Lincoln encouraging him to grow a beard, as well as Lincoln's response back to her. The letters are accessed on...
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Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners access oral histories that contain slave narratives from the Library of Congress. They describe the lives of former slaves, sample varied individual experiences and make generalizations about their research in journal entries.
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Folk Tales

For Teachers K - 3rd
Have your learners read a folktale? Explore some popular folktales with your class. Read Little Red Riding Hood and discuss the elements that make up this type of reading. Learners then investigate the characters and settings before...
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Learning to Think Like an Historian Through Personal Primary Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Individuals interview a parent or relative about a significant event that happened before they were born such as a wedding, immigration, or other event. They interview the primary source, collect evidence such as pictures or notes, and...
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Matching: Famous Americans and their Achievements

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review American historical figures. In this historical perspectives lesson, 3rd graders play a game that requires them to recall famous Americans and events where they utilize primary sources available from the...
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The Home Front (Circa 1863)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. For this American Civil War lesson, students examine sources and then write personal accounts of the war.
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Causes of the American Revolution Soldiers and Civilians at War

For Teachers 5th Standards
Stage a meeting of the Second Continental Congress in your classroom, then utilize the abundance of worksheets and informational texts in this resource to analyze the major events and consequences of the American Revolution. Other topics...
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students create a poster in which they use images from the Library of Congress Web site to show how images impact society's perception of events.  In this pictures as primary sources lesson, students work in pairs to search for images...
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Songs from the Past

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students research songs from the past to learn about historical events. In this music history lesson, students conduct a survey on the Star-Spangled Banner, research the song and history on various websites, and research songs in the...
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The Importance of a Free Press

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;. . ." Why is this guarantee of free speech and a free press the First Amendment to the US Constitution? Why are these rights so essential to a democracy?...
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American Biography: Zoom-In: Antebellum

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine life in the Antebellum South. In this American history lesson, 5th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress. Students analyze primary images and documents about life in the south...
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Jefferson's Legacy: A National Library

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine the creation of the Library of Congress. They investigate reasons why Thomas Jefferson sold his personal collection to the Library. Employing various research resources, students write newspaper articles about the sale...
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Jobs of the Past in Alexandria

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover details about Alexandria, Virginia in the past. In this historical perspectives activity, 2nd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress featuring jobs that were available in the...